The South-East-London based quartet, Foundlings, first came to our attention in March with the release of their debut single, Misery/Your Sister. The sort of effervescent indie-pop that has you longing for Autumn-evenings and more music, and thankfully half of that longing has come to pass today with release of the band’s new single, Horizon, premiering here.
Horizon, takes their classically British indie-pop leanings, and seems to transport them to a hazy sun-drenched Californian evening. The rich, guitar twang nods to The War On Drugs, while the steady rhythms and shimmering production are pure Real Estate. They even had the genius idea of sticking in a gigantic, slice of shoegaze riffing in after about two minutes, combined with vocalist Amber’s dulcet tones: fans of Night Flowers and Alvvays will certainly find plenty to admire here.
Foundlings are a band who simultaneously have us wistfully gazing back to the halcyon days of indie-pop and also make us feel that there’s life in this old genre yet. Fresh and very exciting, it’s easy to imagine that Foundlings might just be a lot of people’s new favourite band.